How the companions stood up for their beliefs …

In the name of Allah, all praise is due to He, The One. I send peace and blessings upon his final messenger (Al-Mustafa), and upon his family, companions, and those that followed him in righteousness until The Day of Resurrection (Youm Al-Qiyaamah). To proceed:

It was narrated that Sa’d ibn Abi Waqaas said, “I used to be obedient to my mother, so when I accepted Islam she said to me, ‘I swear you are going to leave your religion or I will not eat nor drink until I die and you will be guilty of me. The people will say, ‘Oh you who killed his mother!” She remained this way day after day. So I said to her, ‘Even if you had 100 souls and they were to be taken one after another I would not leave this religion of mine. Therefore, if you want eat and if you don’t want then don’t eat.’ When she saw that she ate and the verses were reviled,

‘And We have enjoined upon man goodness to parents. But if they endeavor to make you associate with Me that of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. To Me is your return, and I will inform you about what you used to do.'” — Surah Al-Ankabut 29:8

Taken from: Tafsir Al Qurtubi

TN: Sa’d ibn Abi Waqaas was from the first people to accept Islam and from the ten promised Jannah. He was the doorman of The Prophet ﷺ, and was from the ones who’s Du’a was accepted, and a warrior who fought in the cause of Allah.

Insha Allah stories like these, of the companions of The Prophet ﷺ of our pious predecessors, will be an ispiration and Iman raiser for us in our own lives. May Allah increase us in Iman and grant us success in this life and the next, Ameen!

And all prays due to Allah the lord of the worlds, and the peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and his companions.


Translated by:

Abdul-Malik Merchant

Umm al-Qura University

Makkah Al-Mukarramah, KSA

Dhul-Hijjah 7, 1432 — November 3, 2011


About Abdul-Malik Merchant
Muslim. Husband. Father. Associate Imam @ISBCC. UQU grad. Boston resident. DC native. Biker. Goofy. Straight up.

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